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Date: 11/27/12 04:05 PM

5 Responses to 10 Bizarre Jobs From History

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Link: 10 Bizarre Jobs From History - Somehow my job doesn`t seem so bad any more.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    November 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    WTF are those leeches sucking on at 1:24?!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3233 posts
    November 28, 2012 at 7:48 am
    a lot of those are still jobs today
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 28, 2012 at 10:37 am
    Bizarre? Not really. A knocker-upper made perfect sense when whole towns serviced a single mine or ship-yard and had to be on shift. A siren would wake everybody but a knocker-upper had a list of who was on what shift.

    I understand that Prince Charles has his toothpaste placed on his brush by a servant although on assumes he wipes his own arse. Elaborate royal clothing might well have justified a helping hand at closet. And jester just = entertainer.

    I do remember hearing about a woman who made a good living selling time. She had an accurate watch and a licence so that early every morning it was set according to the Greenwich timepiece, making it the most accurate time available. She then visited clients who set their own clocks by her watch.

    Now sin-eater, that was a bizarre job.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2029 posts
    November 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm
    yeh learnt most of these in history. i learnt thats where the surname walker comes from

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